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Old 09-12-2017, 8:15 PM
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Default Beretta INOX Scratch

So my friend and I were working on his INOX making it into a Ghost Gun (all White color). He put the slide stop spring on incorrectly which resulted in the slide staying open without clambering the last round. He fixed the position of the spring but in doing so scratched the side of the frame.

I'm aware that the frame is anondized but have seen touch up pens by Birchwood. Any idea if there is a solution for this without having to reanondizing the entire frame?

Also included a picture of the grip. Not sure if there's a way to fix this either as it looks like material has been lost.

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Old 09-12-2017, 8:33 PM
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Guns gets scratched. Also, you might want to leave out the Ghost Gun part.
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Old 09-12-2017, 8:42 PM
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Guns gets scratched. Also, you might want to leave out the Ghost Gun part.
He attended a DeLeon's seminar on gun FAQs.
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At least he didn't drop it on the carpet
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Old 09-12-2017, 9:25 PM
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Not that type of Ghost Gun! Meant the color all White.

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Old 09-12-2017, 9:34 PM
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You make me feel embarrassing. You guys should see my M-16, 40+ years ago. :-)
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Old 09-12-2017, 9:42 PM
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Guns are tools. Leave it; it's a gun, not a $2 million dollar piece of art.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:06 PM
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I understand but the point of him buying the INOX was for the appearance. Not sure if there is even a purpose of buying it over the standard 92 if not for the appearance.

Seems to be no help on the matter so thanks anyways.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:13 PM
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He broke its cherry, like that first scratch you get in your new car. Tell him to get over it and enjoy the gun. After all, it's a gun, not a Barbie Doll.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:31 PM
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I guess a couple more scratches will even it out.
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Old 09-13-2017, 6:20 AM
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Bummer! I completely understand what you/ your friend are feeling. I have a decent scratch on the receiver on one of my shotguns that I got on a dove hunting trip. Bugged me when it happened, and then reality set in, guns are tools. If it bugs you guys that much, just have it refinished.
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Adds character.
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Old 09-13-2017, 9:29 AM
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Its going to be like a scratch on a car. If you use a pen or some other solution, it will cover it up and from a distance, look ok. But it will not look new and from an arm span distance, you will be able to tell a difference. So no, nothing to be done to remedy the scratch. Got to go all the way and redo the finish. So tell your friend to shoot it, use it, and then if he still wants to refinish a couple years later, go do it then. Scratches are like ex girlfriends... at first it hurts and then its like who? Who cares?
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Put a little dot over the scratch and tell people it's an 'i' for inox.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:52 AM
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While it's true that's only a tool, the question was about touching it up, not about whether one should care about scratches.

Touching up minor scratches with pens/products from Midway or Brownell's generally works pretty well. They'll fill out the scratch a bit and change color so it's much less visible. The scratch will stay, though, much like the missing material at the back of the grip. It will just *look* nicer. Since this is all about the looks, it will work.

Anodizing the frame won't "fix" the grip since material is missing. However, there is really nothing to fix, as others pointed out. Just make it look nicer and call it a day.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:12 AM
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Matching color wax crayon is all that needs..
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:30 AM
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Thanks guys.

No, those are two separate photos. Didn't Photoshop just uploaded.

I have used Birchwood Casey for cold bluing my guns so first thing I did was look for touch up pens. They only sell black, aluminum black and blue.

I'm guessing we will check out Staples for a marker and just try that. I know that a lot of guys use Sharpies on there ARs. Shouldn't hurt the gun, right?

Edit: Just saw your post Slick, thanks.

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Well, changing it to all white only decreased the value by like 300 bucks, but now, with those giant gashes in it, I'd say that dropped the value another 400 or so. WTH were you thinking
I'll give you 20 bucks for it if that will help you out


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A picture of the complete 'ghost gun' would be cool.


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Guns are tools. Leave it; it's a gun, not a $2 million dollar piece of art.
Exactly, it's not like you put your elbow through a Picasso or anything.
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can the scratch be buffed out with polish?
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A picture of the complete 'ghost gun' would be cool.
You wouldn't be able to see it, it's a ghost gun.
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Old 09-14-2017, 7:32 AM
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Here it is. Dropped in INOX parts kit, hammer and grips. Not sure if he wants to change out the slide stop and the slide lock out.

The Hogue Grips are really nice though. Feels durable.

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Here it is. Dropped in INOX parts kit, hammer and grips. Not sure if he wants to change out the slide stop and the slide lock out.
The Hogue Grips are really nice though. Feels durable.
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Looks nice, once you get past those gashes
Really, looks good!!


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Good looking weapon. I wouldn't worry about those character marks

Maybe put a paper sticky dot over ....?

Grips look great by the way.

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Nice looking gun man, I wouldn't worry too much about those dings, you'll get more eventually.
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Old 09-14-2017, 9:22 PM
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Black Pens are just paint touch ups. Wears out quickly especially on the strap. You can use something like Aluma Black or similar products that actually treat the metal permanently.
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Those two marks are the first steps toward his Ghost Gun (all white color) they are not the problem. The problem is getting the remaining 99.9999% of the finish off or is he just going to give it a couple of coats of Casper White Krylon?
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Old 09-16-2017, 5:04 PM
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Grey Ghost is a term on the Beretta Forum for an all Stainless Inox with grey Trident wrap around grips. The grips are made by Hogue, which is easy to find with Hogue markings. Finding grey grips with a Trident is almost impossible.

As far as going from a recent black component Inox to all Stainless controls, you CAN remove the black parts and either bead blast them or buy stainless parts. Parts can be bought from Brownells, Beretta USA, or Brignoli in Italy.

I have done the Brignoli route and it costs a ton of money. I have also done the bead blast route (plastic beads). You really cannot tell visually between the two.

Good luck. I have also bought all Stainless uppers and then just modded the frame parts, which is a lot less work.

That said, I'd sell this gun and wait out an all Inox one if this is to be your showpiece. Most likely, I'd shoot the heck out of this one aND save up for an all Inox one comes up. Deals can be found, it might take a year...

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Since when is any beretta a show piece lol. Y'all got some low standards and too much time as well. Learn to shoot and it won't even matter. Or buy a Barbie doll.
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It's ruined... time to cerakote the whole gun.

But in all honestly I wouldn't worry about it, especially if you're planning on shooting it.
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If you masked it all up minus the scratch and lightly hit it in a bead blast cabinet, it'll probably be much less noticeable. The finish looks like a fine bead blast under the anodizing.
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Since when is any beretta a show piece lol. Y'all got some low standards and too much time as well. Learn to shoot and it won't even matter. Or buy a Barbie doll.

Kinda harsh....but gotta admit, it was along the lines of my first thoughts
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Everyone who tells you to blow it off, no big deal, adds character, etc. would still expect a big discount if they were negotiating with you to buy it.
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Everyone who tells you to blow it off, no big deal, adds character, etc. would still expect a big discount if they were negotiating with you to buy it.

This.
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